Yasmin Elayat is an Emmy-award winning immersive director who is known for her innovative XR films and interactive experiences that push the cutting-edge of emerging technology. Yasmin has a unique hybrid expertise in storytelling, creative direction, experience design and technology with an award-winning and lauded body of work.
Yasmin Co-Founded Scatter, an Emmy winning technology studio and industry leader in XR and volumetric video. She was part of the founding team that invented and pioneered volumetric filmmaking and created Depthkit, the most widely used volumetric video solution with clients that include Fortune 500 companies, large media & entertainment brands, Academy award winning filmmakers, and independent creators.
Yasmin directed and produced the award-winning Zero Days VR (Sundance 2017) a documentary about cyber warfare and the Stuxnet virus, which won the Emmy for Original Approaches: Documentary. Zero Days VR was called “revolutionary” (VRScout) and “one of the most powerful VR documentaries” (Voices of VR).
Yasmin co-directed Blackout: an immersive documentary inviting New Yorkers to share their stories in their own voice which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and Engadget called “a VR love letter to NYC’s subway riders.” She is the co-creator of 18DaysInEgypt, an interactive documentary about the Egyptian Revolution that was lauded as one the Moments of Innovation in Participatory Documentary.
Yasmin co-directed the Changing Same (Sundance 2021), a magical-realist, afro-futurist virtual reality film which explores the cyclical history of racial injustice in America. Changing Same is a co-production between RADA Studio and Scatter. Episode 1 premiered at Sundance 2021 and won “Best Immersive Narrative” at Tribeca Festival and was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy in 2022.
Yasmin’s work has won multiple awards including an Emmy, Webby and Prix Ars Electronica and exhibited at various festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, SIGGRAPH, Festival de Cannes, and the World Economic Forum. Yasmin is a United States Artists 2020 Fellow and a Sundance Art of Practice Fellow. Yasmin sits on the inaugural Peabody Awards Interactive Board of Jurors and is a New Museum New INC Mentor.